The 2017 Crystal Coast Boat Show, at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront, on May 20th and 21st is celebrating 10 years!  Captain Steve Miller, chairman of the Boat Show Committee, said, “We have become one of the biggest boat shows in the eastern of the state.  Before the end of last year’s show, dealers and vendors were signing up for 2017.  Each year this boat show continues to attract people in the market for buying the boat of their dreams.”

The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats, in-water and on land, as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers and resource conservation groups.  The boat show is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 20th, 9 am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 21st, 9 am to 4pm.

A new addition to the 10th Anniversary of the Crystal Coast Boat Show is the fishing school being given by Coastal Carolina Fisherman E-Magazine and located at Starling Marine.  Topics should include: Trout and Redfishing, Flounder Fishing, Tying Various Fishing Knots, King Fishing, Balloon Fishing, Choosing the Right Lure and Saltwater Fly Fishing.

Plans are underway for ARTrageous, an art event held all weekend on the waterfront in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County.  On Saturday, May 20th, at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 44th annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.

On Sunday, May 21st at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at 12:30 pm.  Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To register, email

On both Saturday and Sunday, at the 10th Street beach, Sail Carteret, a non-profit organization, will be holding sailing races and offering free rides.  They’ll also have demonstrations and displays.

The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center.  In addition to the Crystal Coast Boat Show, the DMCRA hosts the Alive at Five concert series, the 4th of July fireworks display, and the Christmas Parade.  For more information, go to  or or call 252-808-0440.